Sunday, 8 January 2017

BeautyLaLinda - Lifestyle || Slaying it 2017!! || Tips to Sticking to & Achieving your Goals!!




Hello Friends, 

Its that time of the year again!! By now you probably have your goals & resolutions in your head & you know what you would like to achieve in to 2017! If you would like to check out mine you can click on the link here - Goals & Resolutions 2017

Its all well and good having ideas & goals if you then never bother to try and achieve them... or worse you start off really good and then lose momentum after a week. Believe me, we have all been there! I too have fallen into the trap!! All happy and ready to rock & roll but a couple of weeks in and I can't even remember what my goals were in the first place. However in recent years I have become better and better with this! I have a few tips that might give you the hand you need to get you to the finish line. 



Idea time!

First off, grab yourself a piece of paper and a pen and write down what you want to achieve. It doesn't matter how big or small they are just get them out of your head and onto paper. I think in a wierd way sometimes when you write things down they almost feel more real. For example if you have been thinking I really want to learn to sew, then it's a nice thought but that's all it is a thought, however once you write it down it feels more like a commitment, more real. It feels like if it was important enough to write it down then it is important enough to put the time and energy into achieving it! Make your goals as broad or as specific as you like as long as you have them on paper.


Get Real!

Now you have them all in front you now is the time to get specific. Make it more realistic. If you have "lose some weight" written down then now look at it and say it to yourself, how much? By when? If you want learn a language. Then ask yourself, what language? By when? Why? Make them all more specific so you know exactly what you are working towards and when you have achieved what you have set out to do!


Make a plan!

Right! You got your goals, you know your targets now what? Now you have to make your plan to get you there right!? So you want to learn Italian? Look up all the classes in your area, see if any of them fit your time schedule & will work for you. Buy phrase books, Download Apps, Get books on audible, use the internet & all its glory to your advantage. Next decide the timing. If you have classes that will already put you on a schedule, however if you also have apps or audible books or regular books then decide to maybe put 10 mins aside each day to listen, read or interact with the app. Soon this will become routine to you! 


Calm Down!

I know how easy it is to get all caught up with resolution madness!! I, myself have fallen victim to it. However I honestly believe that it is the quickest path to failure! If you start running before you can walk you will fall and hurt yourself and forever become discouraged. You will start thinking negative things like "It will never happen for me!" "I can't do this! It's just too hard!" "I give up! I'll start again Next year!" My advice is to start off nice and slow. Stay consistent! If you forget a day or get a knock back, get up dust yourself off and keep going! Remember although it has become customary to create goals and resolutions at the start of each year, you can create a goal on any day of the week and start a new journey! Its all about perspective and perseverance. If its not happening as quick as you thought you may need to adjust your goal strategy but it will work out in the end if you really want it to!! 




Be Accountable

Track your progress along the way and the last thing you will want to do is stop! Make these visual, have them wherever you think you will see them most! There's nothing more satisfying then seeing how much you have done and how well you are doing. If you don't think you can do this alone get a buddy! If someone else you know wants to accomplish the same thing team up!! Twice the fun! Tell people if you want others to hold you accountable. Whether they mean to or not they are bound to ask how you are getting on and you want to be able to tell them you are smashing it!! You guys keep me accountable as I always tell you at the beginning of the year my goals & resolutions, then I do a review around June & then again at the end of the year but I don't generally tell many people in my daily life as I like to work quietly on them by myself. I find it alot more pressure to tell people! 


Reward Yourself

Within accomplishing almost any goal there are many smaller goals that join together to create the ultimate goal. I think if you make many little goals that lead you to the greater goal they automatically seem more attainable. I think if you reward yourself when you achieve your goals it will help you to stay on track as you will be able to see exactly how far you have actually come.  For example you stick out the Italian all year then why not plan an Italian holiday to put all your hard work to good use!!    


Dream & Work Hard 

Thats pretty much it! If you really want it you can do it! Nobody else is going to do it for you! Just think if you start now where you could be this time next year! You can do it my friends, I believe in you!

Leave me a comment below letting me know what you hope to accomplish in the next 12 months & also if you have any tips of your own on how to achieve your goals and resolutions!!




Chat soon x 



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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Beauty La Linda ||Midweek Motivation || New Year, New You?




Hello Friends,

Welcome to the first #MidweekMotviation post of 2017.

Here today I want to talk to you about the cliche term that everybody knows about - New Year, New You. Now I know you may be thinking "ugh god.... really?" I personally believe that you can change your life on any given day of the week. It's happened to me many times but as we are here on the first week of January lets talk about it now. 

What do you really want to do? Come on there must be something! A job you really want, a language you want to learn, a skill you want to aquire, a book you want to write. You might want to get healthier? You might want to travel? Why not do it now or atleast make a plan and work towards it. 

My last post (which you can click on here - My Goals & Resolutions 2017) Includes all my goals & resolutions for 2017! The reason I do this every year is because it gives me a chance to really think about my life and where it is headed. What do I want from this year and my life. What will make me happy & how can I get there? Of course I can't control everything or predict things that are going to happen but I can try and steer it in the right direction!



Why not make "New Year, New You" work for you!? Take a moment and really think about what would make you happy and what realistic actions you can take to get there! Set targets for yourself! Make a vision board! Whatever it takes to get you to where you want to be in life. Remember as cliche as it sounds life is a journey so if you work at it you can steer it in the direction you want. You may not get there in 2017 (depending on your goal) but with hard work & motivation you will be well on your way to achieving them. 


Let me know in the comments what you want to work towards this year! What would make you happy?? 

Happy 2017 Everybody!

Chat soon x

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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Beauty La Linda - Lifestyle || My Goals & Resolutions 2017!




Hey Friends, 


Another year, Another start!! Fresh, Unknown (Kinda scary) but Super Exciting!! I wanted to take this day to share with you my Goals for 2017!! 

Clean up my Act!

By this I meant minimalism. Okay so I have no plans to be totally minimalistic but I would like to learn more & take parts of it that will apply to my life. For example I have 2 (yes 2) wardrobes full of clothes (& and shelves & drawers) Who needs this amount of clothes. I have realised that combined with a slight shopping addiction I have also not thrown anything out, donated anything or sold anything since I became an actual adult which is about 9 years ago. Things have to go. I have made a plan to clean out everything in the next two months before I move again. That way I can be sure that everything in my life has either value to me or purpose. I'm currently listening to the book by "Marie Kondo" The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up & Watching minimalist Youtubers in order to gain tips, motivation, and inspiration. If you have any plans to do the same then join me on my journey!! Lets do this together!!

Sort out my Finances

Due to college I am still in debt. Not too much by some peoples standards but I would like to have it all clear by the end of 2017! I would like to make a financial plan & stick to it! I started this in 2016 & learned quite a bit about budgeting, however I would like to get better at it so I can build for the future. One of my favourite Budget Youtubers is @gobudgetgirl She really is an inspiration! & such a nice person. I wish her the best of luck on her journey to financial freedom. Although I am lucky enough to be nowhere near in debt as she is I still would like to clear it & have no more financial worries over my head!


Get on that Plane!

Okay so it didn't work out for me in 2016 but it looks like I will be tackling this one before the month is out!! I have also plans in the works for the summer time & now that I have my passport sorted, Its full steam ahead!! #excited #terrified




Learn a Language

So as you may already know learrning a language is on my list of 30 things I want to do before I'm 30. Well it also just so happens that my boyfriend is polish so I can combine the two! My plan is to start polish lessons, maybe in the Autumn when work dies down again. You never know I might have a polish blog soon haha!


Build Proper Routines 

One thing I tend to lack in my life is a lack of stability or consistency. I think by building a proper routine I will begin to feel calmer, stronger & more productive in my day to day life.  


Understanding Me!

This year I want to spend time on my own personal development. I want to really think about my life and where I want it to go. I feel like I'm coming to an age where I really need have a plan, focus or direction when it comes to my future. What do I want? Where do I want to be in 5 years time? I also want to get a better handle and understanding of my anxiety... Its the main reason I didnt accomplish Blogmas this year.. but I will perserve because I'm worth it & my life is worth it!!








I think if I could tackle or (hopefully accomplish) these goals in 2017 I would have a brighter future ahead.  I will do my best and thats all I can do!!

Leave me a comment below & let me know what your goals and resolutions are for 2017. What do you plan on taking on/ changing or leaving behind in 2016!?



Thank You for Reading
xox



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Monday, 2 January 2017

Beauty La Linda - Lifestyle || Review of Goals & Resolutions 2016!




Hey There,

Welcome to my first post of 2017!!I have to say in a way, I'm kind of sad to see the end of 2016 to be honest. Usually I'm not really like that. Usually I love the start of a fresh new year but this year overall has been a fantastic year. Sure I lost some friends but I gained so many amazing people in my life & shared so many amazing experiences! 


Here's how I did on last years Goals & Resolutions 

Blogging & Youtube

To be honest I could have done so much better & I know that. I have to learn how to deal with change & not let it affect my blogging life. So many times I have gone MIA and its always because of a massive change or upheaval in my life & I can't multi- task. It is something I'm working on & will continue to work because this blog & you guys are very important to me! 


Plan something to look forward to each month

Do you know what? I think I ended up doing this accidentally. I had an amazing summer overall. It wasn't always perfect (obviously... that's life) but on the whole I had one of the best summers of my life! 


Find a nice place to live

Again without knowing or meaning to I ended up living in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. The views are out-standing. No I did not live in my perfect house or housing situation but the area in which I lived... nice doesn't do it justice! 


Getting Healthier

Again accident! Where I lived produces the most amazing seafood and for most of the year my diet consisted of mostly seafood and fruit and veg. I felt healthier there then I have for a long time. Being out and about in the fresh air and nature also helps!

Organisation

I think I really did improve last year & I made a solid effort get a better handle on my life & be a better adult. However I think this is a learning process & plan continuing to improve over the coming year!

Getting my car sorted!

I am proud to say I did do this!! I go it all sorted!! Woop Woop!! Success!



So there you have it! It's been a good year! However I have high hopes for 2017! I would also like to mention just a thought that crossed my mind as I was writing this. So many times I wrote down accident. Which to be honest is true but I think when you write out or set out a goal, even if you don't come back to it for a while, I think you have subconciously instilled this into your brain as something you are working towards. I know a lot of people say you shouldn't worry about yearly resolutions but I think that they can be motivating to set you on the right path for your year! Also its kind of nice at the end of the year to look back and think "Yeah! I did that!"


Please let me know in the comments how you got on with your goals & resolutions last year!! I would love to know about your achievements!1 

Thank you my friends for a wonderful year! I hope you have all had a great Christmas & I wish you all the most amazing 2017!! We got this!!

Chat soon x

Tomorrow I will be posting my Goals & Resolutions so see you there!!





HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
#2017
XOX




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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

BLL Blogmas #20 || Lifestyle Currently Loving!




Hey Everyone, 

Yes you may have noticed that I have skipped many days (like a week) Like I said in my Beauty Blogmas post #20 I have many reasons but Im not going to get into it now! So enjoy this post filled with my favourite things that have been making me happy this month!!



New Girl


Okay so when staying in a hotel my bestie & couldn't fall asleep I turned on the TV, the only thing that looked interesting was "New Girl" I'm sure most people have watched it by now but I hadn't. After watching 3 episodes before I fell asleep I was kind of hooked since then I started watching it from the beginning and I am currently half way through season 3! 





Hot In Cleveland


I have rewatched all of "Hot in Cleveland" again the past 2 months! I love this show! Seriously Betty White is a legend & my idol! I want to be exactly like her when I'm 93. Such a funny and easy to watch show! I always go back to it! It's of like a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. situation for me. 




Song - Say you wont let go


I seriously can not be the only person to be addicted to this song at the moment! I actually can't get enough. It is one of the very few songs that I have been listening to this month that are not Christmassy themed or related! Shows how much I like the song!




Christmas Jumper 2016


One a recent shopping trip with one of my besties we decided to get festive and pick up Christmas Jumpers. I usually buy one every year then I wear them all throughout the season. I love the one I picked up this year. I purchased it in New Look. Its a nudey, salmon colour with hearts & reindeer... What more could you ask for? Cute & Christmassy all at the same time!! #winning



Onesie


You will have seen this already on Blogmas # || Pennys / Primark Lifestyle Winter Goodies Haul. I love it. I also have a tradition to get one onesie a year too! I know this isn't the most christmassy onsie in the world but I still love it!! 




Cabury's Roses


This is the only time of year I eat Roses so I'm addicted all over again! I have to stop though or blog posts in January 2017 will be all about how to try & lose weight gained over Christmas!!




Festive Coffees / Hot Chocolate


I do love a good coffee! but this time of year I really can't help myself. It really is one of my favourite things about Christmas. All the amazing new coffee flavours, each coffee store / brand trying to out-do each other!! I love it! 


These are all the things that have been making me happy this month! Leave me know in the comments the things that have been making you happy this month!


Chat Soon x


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Thursday, 8 December 2016

BLL Blogmas #7 ||Midweek Motivation || Festive Editiion || Strength Comes for within...


Hey friends,

Today I wanted to talk to you about inner strength! Today I met an old college friend. It was a random encounter in a coffee shop while I was doing a bit of writing with a festive coffee!! #clicheblogger haha, We chatted for about an hour and omi god! She is truely inspirational. This girl has been through more in the past two years than most will ever go through in a lifetime! 

The funny thing is I thought I was having a bad run of it lately. It felt like anything that could go wrong did. However after speaking with my friend my worries really do pale in comparison. I couldn't help but not only feel so inspired to take on the world but also guilty that I have spent so much time stressing and complaining about things that really could be 100 times worse. 

I really feel like to today I was being shouted at by the universe to cop on and not only enjoy your life but also appreciate how fantastic it actually is! Is is perfect!? Of course not!! but its pretty amazing sometimes and I'm am so fortunate for everything and everybody in it!




Today I want to share the universes message and this inspiring girl with you!! Although I have no idea what is going on in your life I really doubt it can be close to the girl that inspired this post, therefore if you feel like everything is going wrong right now really think about it!! And ask yourself these questions
  • Do you have your health?
  • Do you have a home?
  • Do you have a job?
  • Do you have a safe and comfortable environment?
  • Do you have loved ones?


If the answer is yes to all or most of these questions then really life could be so much worse!!

I know that for some people the holidays is not about lights, festive music, decor and food. For some people this time of year only highlights pain, sadness & loneliness. For those people I am sorry that you are going through this. However like I said strength comes from within. Stay strong friends, you can do! I believe in you! Find the happiness in your life and strive to keep it alive! Fight everyday for a better happier future. In the end its all we can do really. Stand tall & fight together!!



Lets make 2017 a better, happier and more supportive year!! Lets stand up for each other, Be there for each other, stick together to create a brighter tomorrow and a world that is a slightly happier place! Lets look for the good in one another & not constantly fight, attack and put people down, whether it be in real life or on social media!! We can do this! Just one small action at a time! We create this world which means we all have a say in how it works!! Lets do this!




Just remember you don't always know someones story & the battle they are fighting. Look on people with kind eyes & when you are thinking at the end of a bad week "Could life get any worse?" Just think yes, yes it probably could be alot worse. Think about all the good things in your life and focus on how great they are while trying to improve the not so great things!


Let me know in comments any thoughts you have on this subject. I love hearing from you!!


Chat soon x


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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

BLL Blogmas #6 || 8 Things to do this holiday season!!



Hello Everyone!

Welcome to #Blogmas day 6!! Now I know sometimes it feels like there isn't enough time in the day around this time of year! However if you find yourself with a day off or an evening free here are 8 ideas to get you in the festive mood!! 


Iceskating

Okay so this is kind of dependent on where you live but most cities will have one around this time of year.. in Ireland, The UK and the States I think.... Hmm..... Don't quote me on it. Anyway if you happen to be lucky enough to have one near you then avail of the opportunity! Grab your other half or bestie and slip and slide to your hearts content. It's good exercise (depending on how good you are at it) and you might have sore muscles in the morning but I guarantee you will have a lot of festive fun!!


Grab a coffee

One of my favourite things to do at winter time is to go get a festive coffee or hot chocolate with my bestie. I like to sit outside of the shop, under the heaters and look at all the hustle and bustle or shoppers and people performing on the streets.  The atmosphere is so nice with all the lights and christmas music coming out of each store! If that doesn't fill you with holiday cheer.. nothing will!! 


Read a festive book

Sometimes when you are so busy it can be hard to feel festive. I find that reading a festive book before bed or watching #vlogmas on Youtube makes me feel more in the mood to take on Christmas and all it has to throw at me! At the moment I am reading Cecilia Ahern - The Gift. Review coming soon.


Treat Yo'self

Ok so we all do it. I'm looking for gifts for other people & I think you know who would like that? Linda! haha but that's not the kind of treat yourself I mean. I mean a pamper night. Get all your favourite products with christmassy scents and take an evening to forget about the outside world, treat your hair, skin, nails.... Why not? You deserve it!

Get Creative  

If you have an evening free why not get creative? This could mean with your christmas cards or wrapping gifts, decor, baking or DIY gifts! Its always nice to create christmassy things, brings you back to your childhood & the days of Santa Claus!!

Movie Night

Again grab your favourite humans or animals and have a Christmas themed movie night!! From classics to new faves! Include pizza and some festive treats and you have a party!! Perfect holiday evening!!

Christmas Market

Now I am more confident these do take place in most places in the world. Markets are so nice. A lot of handmade crafts and food. I just love the atmosphere.. Definitely a good way to spend and evening making memories!

Events

There are always a ton of events going on around the holiday season just look up your local area online and you a sure to find something that looks like fun!! A pantomime, festival, music show! Give it a go you never know what you might find!!


Here are just a few of my ideas. Let me know in the comments any of your festive ideas on ways to spend the holidays!! Also let me know if you have done any of these ideas. I would love to here your experiances!!


Chat soon x


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